Launch of the GUIDE Project

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A new resource to support those in secondary schools working with young people with special educational needs has been launched at the University of Worcester.

The GUIDE Project has involved participants from Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania and the UK in a three-year long project to design, develop and test training materials. The manual of guidance and accompanying online training package have been designed in consultation with teachers and other education professionals in order to meet the needs they identified. The UK team included lecturers from the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester: Dr Ruth Hewston, Sharon Smith and Dr Richard Woolley.

The project was officially launched at the University on Wednesday 20th May. Parallel launches are taking place at partner organisations across Europe. 

Richard Woolley, Head of Centre of Education and Inclusion at the Iniversity and a member of the GUIDE Project team, said, “It is exciting to see our work come to fruition. The GUIDE Project is intended to support those working with young people who feel that they need more information and strategies to meet their special educational needs. Learning from different contexts with the EU has certainly enriched our understanding of different needs and how they are met in different countries.”

Pictured is Sharon Smith, Senior Lecturer in Education, introducing the project at the launch event. 

The GUIDE Project is a Lifelong Learning Programme funded by the European Commission: GUIDE - Guidelines for Teachers Working with Students with Medium-light Cognitive Impairment. Project ref. no. 526283-LLP-1-2012-1-IT-COMENIUS-CMP. 

Further details are available on the project website: